SHERQ Services

We have a team of qualified Safety, Health, Environmental, Risk and Quality Practitioners (SHERQ), that can assist your organisation with the implementation of a structured, logical and holistic SHERQ management system and to ensure compliance with National and International Standards and Legislation.

We offer a variety of SHERQ management services related to the development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of your SHERQ Management Systems, such as:

  • ISO 9001:2015,
  • OHSAS 18001:2007,
  • ISO 45001:2018,
  • ISO 14001:2014,
  • NOSA 5 Star Systems (CMB253),

Services included:

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Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments (HIRA)

Effective OHS risk management is one of any organizations most important OHS compliance objectives. One of our OHS practitioners will conduct an on-site OHS risk assessment of your premises, with the aim to identify and highlight all the individual hazards and their risk ranking. We will then provide a comprehensive written and photographic report, which must be used by management to develop an appropriate risk management plan, aimed at eliminating or mitigating each risk and in so doing create a health, safe, prepared and compliant working environment. This OHS risk assessment must ideally be conducted annually.

Risk & Opportunity Assessments

Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation as well as Environmental, Safety and societal outcomes. Therefor managing risks effectively helps organizations to perform well in an uncertain environment. At SixD Consulting we will guide your organization by making use of ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management – Guidelines to help your organization to increase its likelihood of achieving objectives, improving the identification of opportunities and threats and to effectively allocate and use resources for risk treatment.

Systems Gap Analysis Audit

The identification of SHERQ Management systems shortcomings forms an integral part of aligning your Management System with the requirements of the specific standard being applied. (ISO 9001, ISO 45001, CMB253). SixD Consulting will assist your organisation with an independent Systems Gap Analysis Audit to identify potential non-conformances and findings and provide your organisation with a clear report to meet compliance objectives.

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Internal Audits, Legal compliance audits & Registers

Are you compliant with legislation and its requirements? Our SHERQ Practitioners can conduct Legal Compliance Audits, which provides a comprehensive assessment of all your SHERQ documentation, structures, equipment and organisational workspace. We will then provide a report which indicates the organizations SHERQ compliance rating and percentage, all the compliant and non-compliant areas, which Legislation and Regulations, municipal emergency services by-law, or local legislation is being contravened. This report can then be utilized to plan and improve the organizations SHERQ position and compliance rating. SixD Consulting partner with leading legal experts and facilitate the compilation of legal registers to ensure that your organization in aligned with applicable legislation to ensure compliance.

Development of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Policies & Procedureses

We can assist with the planning, development as well facilitation of implementation of your specific SHERQ related Policies and Procedures to meet the system requirements. To have well developed Policies and Procedures your organisation will mitigate cost related to unnecessary time spent on tasks that you don’t need, resources or systems that needs a change in approach.

Assistance with monitoring of how well the system requirements are implemented to ensure compliance, manage Non-Conformances in order to close gaps in the systems in order to provide management with correct information to make strategic decisions to meet the business goals and objectives.

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Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) & Written Standard Work Instructions (WSWI’s)

We understand that no two organisations are the same and therefore the development of generic systems are not effective in managing your actual risk.

An SOP is a procedure specific to your operation that describes the activities necessary to complete tasks in accordance with industry regulations, provincial laws or even just your own standards for running your business. Any document that is a “how to” falls into the category of procedures. SOPs play an important role in your business that may impact on your overall performance. These can create:

  • efficiencies, and therefore profitability
  • consistency and reliability in production and service
  • fewer errors in all areas
  • a way to resolve conflicts between partners
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • protection of employers in areas of potential liability and personnel matters
  • a roadmap for how to resolve issues – and the removal of emotion from troubleshooting – allowing needed focus on solving the problem
  • a first line of defence in any inspection, whether it be by a regulatory body, a partner or potential partner, a client, or a firm conducting due diligence for a possible purchase
  • The customised WSWI explains how to carry out the procedure. This a step-by-step guideline to perform and assist your workers to focus on the actual work. The reason for w WSWI is to provide specific instructions, detail and information needed to perform a specific task or related to specific equipment etc.

Advisory services for system certification

In order to be certified by and independent and competent agency and organisation need to conduct internal system audits as well as prepare for the external certification. We can assist you with internal as well as preparation for external certification to ensure with justified confidence, based on evidence presented that your management system is functioning well and that your organisation complies to relevant and applicable requirements.

A system verification audit is a routine sampling process performed by either internal employees or an external third-party auditor. The goal of audits is to ensure that your business is following the system requirements.

  • Internal Audit - This type of audit assesses your organization’s performance and implementation of its Quality Management System (QMS). An internal auditor is usually one or more employees within the company who have been thoroughly trained on ISO 9001 standards.
  • External Audit - An external audit is similar to an internal audit; the main difference is that the auditor will come from a third-party source outside of the organization, usually from a registrar. The external audit is usually the official audit that determines your company’s system certification.

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Integration & Customization of ISO or SHERQ Management Systems

In today’s competitive business environment streamlining operations is essential in keeping overhead costs low. An integrated management system (IMS) combines all related components of business into one unified system for easier management and operations.

Thus the different systems does not operate in silos separate from each other but rather one management system.

  • Less conflict
  • Save cost
  • Meet all your goals and objectives at once
  • Reduce duplication
  • Reduce audit fatigue

Annex SL is the document that defines the high level structure for all ISO management systems standards. Annex SL is designed to better facilitate the use of integrated management systems, providing organizations with the tools they need to streamline current protocol, encourage standardization and transform existing management systems into an integrated model.

The common structure has been introduced in the latest ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, and will also be used in ISO 45001 (the replacement of OHSAS 18001). This will make the standards more compatible and enable more effective integration. Aside from the other benefits of consolidation, adopting integrated management systems now will ease the transition into this mode.

SixD Consulting has the expertise to help give you the skills to integrate management systems in your organization that will enable you to operate with greater efficiency. We believe in providing our customers with the best value for their money, while delivering impeccable service.

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SHERQ Software Implementation

Integrate and optimise implementation and compliance through software applications. The software converts a time consuming paper driven management system into a cost effective almost paperless environment whilst it ensure that compliance with management system standards can be demonstrated effectively and with ease

  • Save time and money
  • Cloud based
  • Work from anywhere
  • E-mail enabled
  • Easy to use
  • Assist with strategic planning
  • Minimise business risk

Emergency Preparedness & Response, Evacuation Plans

National and International Legislation, municipal emergency services by-laws and the SANS 10400, National Building Regulations, require organizations premises to be compliant with certain OHS and emergency preparedness requirements. We will send one of our OHS practitioners to assess your working environment to ensure that it contains the correct emergency and OHS equipment for the OHS teams to utilize during an emergency. The OHS equipment assessment only lists the equipment items required and their costs.

Organizations are required to conduct bi-annual evacuation drills, for the entire workforce to practice for the unfortunate occurrence of a possible emergency or disaster. SixD Consulting can send a team of OHS specialists to your organization, who are able to assist with staging an actual emergency scenario and then conduct the actual evacuation drill. A written and photographic report is then generated listing all the conformances (positives), non-conformances (negatives) and suggested requirements to be implemented, in order to improve on the evacuation process and next evacuation drill.

Construction Safety, Safety Files & Project Safety Management

Services Include the following :

  • Development of the Client Health and Safety Specification
  • Development of the Baseline Risk assessment
  • Application for the Construction Permit to work (Notification of Construction)
  • Monthly legal compliance site audits of the Principal contractor
  • Approval of the Health and Safety Plan
  • Develop Fall Protection Plans
  • OHS Project close out reports
  • Vetting of sub-contractors
  • Site Inspections
  • Development of the project specific safety file
  • Conducting accident and incident investigations and reporting
  • Conducting Legal compliance audits on the Sub contractors
  • Attending of the SHE Committee meeting
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of the SHE plans
  • Monitoring of the Client Health and Safety Specification
  • Liaising and distribution of audit reports to relevant stakeholders.
  • Outsource your OHS Requirements- Let us do all the Construction Health and Safety work to ensure compliance.

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Incident Investigations

Working in challenging and extreme conditions demands constant vigilance and risk awareness. Thorough incident investigations to determine the root cause/s that are in the best interest of the employees and of the organisation and assist with risk control mechanism to be implemented to prevent the recurrence of the event. Organisations have a moral as well as a legal duty to conduct incident investigation and as a best practice as part of your systems implementation. Incident investigations is a time-consuming process which requires much attention to detail. The cost of incidents can be detrimental to an organisation. SixD Consulting will make use of advance techniques and digital technologies while investigation your incidents.

Site Visit & Compliance Reports

SixD Consulting will Conduct physical inspections and tours of the work site to ensure ongoing compliance with legal or systems requirements as well as to identify hazards. We have invested in the latest digital 3D Scanning & Photographic Technologies to bring your site inspections to life and make them meaningful and to have an impact. By doing physical inspections we view the current state of the workplace and directly observe conditions. All the information that is gather whether it is by observation, interview and documentation etc. is compiled into a report. These visits and reports are vital as it is based on a true reflection of the actual working environment and practices by the employees. It is not about fault finding and blaming, it is about addressing the actual practice to ensure a safe and better working environment for all.

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Connected (IOT) Project Sites and Factories with Digital Wearable Technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cameras

SixD Consulting will connect your Project Sites and Factories and incorporate the latest wearable, surveying and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Camera technology supported by software applications to minimise your risk and to leverage data analytics to manage your resources. We will design, implement and maintain the required infrastructure and software platforms in your quest for digital transformation. Incorporate your risk management system into your Building Information Modeling (BIM) Platform with SixD Consulting.

Occupational & Environmental Monitoring & Surveys

There are a number of health issues associated with poorly designed spaces that are easily avoided when spaces are properly considered and designed. High quality indoor environment vary, from specification of products with a low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content, to providing adequate daylight and natural ventilation. To reduce Occupational Exposure to potentially hazardous working environments it is not only necessary but also a legal requirement to ensure compliance with Occupational Health & Safety Regulations by conducting the required Occupational and Environmental Surveys to determine potential exposure to hazardous conditions.

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